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Gulf Medical University signs MoU with Washington State University

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According agreement, GMU and WSU will cooperate to develop joint educational, research activities, student, faculty exchanges, information sharing, practical training

The College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Washington State University (WSU), USA, to promote mutual cooperation in the areas of academia, training and research.

The MoU was signed at Gulf Medical University on September 22, 2019 by Prof Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor, GMU and Dr Sherief Khalifa, Dean, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University and Linda Garrelts MacLean, Interim Dean, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dr Asif Chaudhry, Vice President, International Programmes, WSU.

According to the agreement, GMU and WSU will cooperate to develop joint educational and research activities, student and faculty exchanges, information sharing and practical training.

Prof Hamdy stated, “This MoU marks the beginning of GMU’s long-term partnership with WSU in several mutually beneficial areas, with the shared objective of improving the quality of education and research. This partnership is in line with GMU’s strategic vision to be a leading international academic healthcare institution through the integration of quality health professions education, research, healthcare and social accountability for sustainable community development.”

Prof Khalifa commented, “This is a unique collaboration that is expected to result in a state-of-the-art drug information service in Thumbay University Hospital. The service will be run by licensed pharmacists who are academicians in the College of Pharmacy at GMU and in continuous consultation with drug information experts from WSU. The Centre for Drug Information and Evidence Based Practice will serve to enhance clinical pharmacy services in Thumbay Hospitals, clinics and pharmacies and will a provide an excellent training opportunity for our PharmD students at GMU.

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